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Spike

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It has become our custom to meet at the start of the year to raise a glass or seven in memory of our Shipmates who have passed to glory, but especially our London Shippies Gambit , the king of the shipmeets, and ken , one of the Ship's most prolific posters ever.

The usual venue is The Jugged Hare near Victoria station in London, the venue of the last shipmeet that Gambit organised.

I suggest the evening of Saturday 28th January. All are welcome. Even if you've never been to a shipmeet before or you never had the pleasure of meeting Gambit or ken, come along.

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starbelly
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I will put it in my diary!
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Marvin the Martian

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I'm in.

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I'm afraid we're out. With Southern Region, it's bad enough getting into London for work* let alone at weekends.

Sorry.

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*and worse getting home

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Spike

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Anybody else?

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Curiosity killed ...

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Probably - depending on tubes - and I think I've texted Yangtze

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Gracious rebel

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I am actually in London that weekend for my yearly visit ... but we have theatre tickets that evening, what time are you meeting?

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Yangtze
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I'm in.

Gracious Rebel - what time could you meet? Then we could set the start time to fit in with that. (Well, prob not lunch time, but if you could do early evening that should work.)

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Spike

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Or come along after the theatre. We're usually there until closing time

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Tubbs

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I should be there.

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Gracious rebel

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Well the theatre starts at 7.30, so I guess I could come along about 6pm for a short while (my other half is not interested in attending a Shipmeet, so would go shopping or something while I was there). If this is too early for others no worries, I will meet up another time. But as the last time I met with you people was at Ken's funeral it would be fitting to come along on this occasion if I could.

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Marvin the Martian

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Ah crap - I've got a diary clash on the 28th. Will anyone be significantly disadvantaged if we put the meet back a week, or will I have to miss it again? [Frown]

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Gracious rebel

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please don't keep it on 28th just on my account, as I wasn't entirely sure if I could get there anyway and it wouldn't have been for long!

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starbelly
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Yes that's fine for me if you need to change it

[ 11. January 2017, 13:21: Message edited by: starbelly ]

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Tubbs

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Just tell me where I have to be and when and I'll try and make it.

Tubbs

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Spike

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I can't do either weeken each side. Could do 11th Feb

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Curiosity killed ...

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I can't do either weekend each side either, can do the 11th February, too

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starbelly
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Pick a date... I will come along if i am free!
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Spike

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Shall we go with 11th Feb then?

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Yangtze
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I can't do 11th sorry.

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Marvin the Martian

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Don't change it just on my account if it will mean fewer people overall being able to get there.

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Yangtze
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I think other people seem to be more flexible.

If you missed it last year then if one of us has to miss it this year then it should be me. i'm OK with that. (Though obv sad to miss you all.)

[ 17. January 2017, 23:13: Message edited by: Yangtze ]

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Spike

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So which date shall we go with then?

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Yangtze
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Er, are we meeting tonight?

I rather assumed that you'd go for a date Marvin could do as he couldn't do last year's but thought I'd check!

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Spike

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Not this evening. How about 11th or 18th?

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Curiosity killed ...

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I can only do the 11th February, I'm not around for the 18th, but if everyone else can make the 18th, go for it.

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Marvin the Martian

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Shall we agree to meet next week then?

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Spike

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Sounds good to me.

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Marvin the Martian

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Marvellous. I'll look at hotels.

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Marvin the Martian

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quote:
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I'll look at hotels.

Not that I need somewhere to stay, it's just a hobby of mine.

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Marvin the Martian

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Hotel booked, so it's happening!

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Ah, so this is the moment to confess that when this thread was still dead on 4th February, I booked to go to something else on 11th February? Sorry.

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starbelly
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I also can't do this weekend, but have fun and have a drink for me!
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Spike

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I hate to say this, but should we give it a miss this year?

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Marvin the Martian

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Please no. I'm all booked up and can't cancel without financial penalties.

Even if it's just us two, let's still have a few pints!

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Sioni Sais
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Looks like it really will be an Absent Friends meet.

Toast them for me please Marvin (and Spike if you make it).

[ 10. February 2017, 22:48: Message edited by: Sioni Sais ]

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Yep, we're booked elsewhere too, sadly.

M.

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Spike

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Aiming to get there around 8

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Marvin the Martian

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Originally posted by Spike:
Aiming to get there around 8

Cool. See you then. [Big Grin]

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Tubbs

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Have one for me. The Tubblet is poorly. [Frown]

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Marvin the Martian

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quote:
Originally posted by Tubbs:
Have one for me. The Tubblet is poorly. [Frown]

Tubbs

Surely that's what partners are for? [Biased]

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Marvin the Martian

Interplanetary
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Well it was a small meet, but none the worse for that! I think all four of us enjoyed it, even if the conversation occasionally trended towards despair (Brexit and Trump have had that sort of effect!).

While more attendees would have been good, I'm glad we kept the tradition going. Long may it continue!

To absent friends. [Votive]

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Spike

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A small but select gathering. We got turfed out of the Jugged Hare early, as they now close at 9pm on a Saturday for some bizarre reason, so we continued our merriment at the local Wetherspoon. It was great to see Rosamundi who says she might start posting again.

[ 12. February 2017, 07:30: Message edited by: Spike ]

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starbelly
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Glad the meet could happen, will endeavour to be there next year!
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quote:
Originally posted by Spike:
It was great to see Rosamundi who says she might start posting again.

I suppose "leaving the religious order I was a lay member of for ten years" counts as sufficiently unrestful [Biased]

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starbelly
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quote:
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quote:
Originally posted by Spike:
It was great to see Rosamundi who says she might start posting again.

I suppose "leaving the religious order I was a lay member of for ten years" counts as sufficiently unrestful [Biased]
You should try going full on atheist, now that is quite unrestful [Biased]
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